Post Pop: East Meets West @ Saatchi Gallery / until 3rd March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10am-6pm

@ Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

Free entry

www.saatchigallery.com

The exhibition brings together 250 works by 110 artists from China, the Former Soviet Union, Taiwan, the UK and the USA in a comprehensive survey celebrating Pop Art’s legacy.

Post Pop: East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop Art has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.

Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design @ V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) / until 25th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Open daily 10am – 5.45pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

@ V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

This display reveals twenty years of radical and revolutionary designs for performance against the backdrop of the First World War and the Russian Revolutions.

Around 150 set and costume designs demonstrate the creative, experimental and visionary performance designs of celebrated artists including Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir Tatlin, Alexandra Exter, El Lissitsky, Liubov Popova and Varvara Stepanova.

With a large number of works exhibited in the UK for the first time, the display explores the unprecedented boom in Russian theatre culture during the first decades of the 20th century and the development of the avant-garde movement.

Curated in collaboration with the A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow and supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture.

Burns Baby Burns @ St John’s / 23rd, 24th, 25th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
7pm-1am (23, 24)
6pm-11:30pm (25)

@ St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD

Tickets: from £32.50 book online

www.adamotions.com
www.stjohnathackney.org.uk

Taking place on three consecutive nights over Burns’ night weekend, Burns Baby Burns! is London’s largest Burns’ night supper; a massive party in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns.

Starting with a sumptuous three course traditional Burns supper, made by the finest chefs, the events will include a cavalcade of pipers, fiddler, toasts, recitals, haggis and fire dancing to boot; followed by a ceilidh into the night.

And of course no Burns Night would be complete without a wee dram … guests will also be encouraged to enjoy a ‘usquebaugh’ (Gaelic for ‘water of life)’ at the specially built Whisky Bar which will include range of delicious whiskies from a selection of Scottish distilleries.

Set in the spectacular ecclesiastical colosseum that is St. John’s at Hackney, fair lassies will have odes read in their honour, overstuffed steaming haggis will be piped, and a sumptuous menu will be served on banqueting tables as long as the eye can see.

This year the creative team have expanded upon last year’s festivities, to make a weekend long event, opening up an enormous balcony for a dedicated whiskey bar, Burns poetry corner, face-painting and a multitude of toasts of fine scotch raised to the great man.

And in true Burns style the post-dinner clearing of the tables will see rafters and tombstones being shaken to the thundersome stomp of a feast of feet as guests will be swept up into a whirling dervish of ceilidhing. All in raucous synchronicity to the uplifting virtuoso sounds of the Ceilidh Superstar Radicals – the Ceilidh Liberation Front, London’s most exceptionally talented and most rowdy ceilidh ensemble.

So bring your main squeeze, dust of your kilt, and lace up your dancing shoes! Guests are encouraged to wear traditional Scottish attire, underpants are optional….

Kitsuné French Kiss Party @ Village Underground / Valentine’s Day 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-04:00

@ Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: £16.25 book online

A Valentine’s Special with a Parisian twist. Returning to Shoreditch and taking it over for the night with balloons, pink lasers and offering bespoke “lovers” cocktail drink.

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Lounge @ Odeon / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various

Tickets: £85 (couple)

www.odeon.co.uk

The eagerly anticipated film adaptation of the global phenomenon ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’, which sees young, naïve student Anastasia Steele begin a torrid relationship with billionaire Christian Grey.

When Anastasia agrees to interview Grey, a hugely successful businessman, the two find themselves powerfully attracted to each other. But as Anastasia will find out, Grey has some very specific tastes when it comes to romance.

Arriving in cinemas just in time for Valentine’s Day, ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ is a date movie which is sure to get people talking and pulses racing.

Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary or a girls night out, Valentine’s Day at The Lounge is the most exclusive cinema experience.

The Lounge’s Valentine’s day package includes:
– Film tickets into a luxury auditorium with reclining leather seats and plenty of leg room

– A specially designed two course set menu (vegetarian option available) which includes a bottle of champagne and a box of macaroons for each couple

– Full in-screen service provided throughout the film at the touch of a button

David Batchelor: Monochrome Archive 1997-2015 @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 3rd May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sunday 11am–6pm
Closed Mondays
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm

Free entry

www.whitechapelgallery.org

For nearly 20 years British artist David Batchelor (b. 1955) has been photographing his series of Found Monochromes – white rectangles and squares encountered on walks through cities from London to São Paulo. While he started looking at how abstraction is embedded in the urban fabric, the series has grown into a far more personal project: a psychogeographical map of each city he visits. He says:

“I often feel that abstract art is the art of the city and that the monochrome is its exemplary form”.

Now for the first time all 500 images – an explosion of white rectangles in the Gallery – are shown as a multi-screen installation, giving a spectacular counterpoint to the Adventures of the Black Square exhibition.

Gods Own Junkyard @ pop-up at Selfridges, Lights of Soho and Gods Own Junkyard / open year round

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Various see below

@
Various see below

Free entry

www.godsownjunkyard.co.uk

Chris Bracey was the Neon Man for 37 years creating iconic pieces for artists including David LaChappelle and Martin Creed. He died November 2014.

The new and used neon fantasies are created from salvaged signs, vintage neons, old movie props and retro displays, retrieved and renewed waste and lights also fairground and circus lighting.

Visit at:
Pop-up at Selfridges
Lower Ground Floor, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Mon-Wed 9:30-20:00
Thu 9:30-21:00
Fri-Sat 9:30-20:00
Sun 11:30-18:00

Lights of Soho
35 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RX
Mon-Sun 10:00-20:00

Gods Own Junkyard (including Rolling Scones Cafe)
Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, London E17 9HQ
Mon-Thu closed
Fri 11:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-21:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

DJ Yoda @ The Old Queen’s Head / Friday 9th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 8pm to 2am

@ The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, London N1 8LN

Tickets: £5 (limited entry on the door, arrive from 7pm)

www.theoldqueenshead.com

Quite simply the best party DJ there is! Multi award winning DJ Yoda is a scratch master, visual and audio genius. This a unique chance to see him in an intimate setting.

Catch @djyodauk this Friday! Advanced tickets are sold out, ltd entry on the door from 7pm

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Breakfast/lunch/dinner @ Cereal Killer Cafe / open every day

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7am-10pm

@ Cereal Killer Cafe, 139 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB

Free entry

www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk

The UK’s first speciality Cereal Cafe with over 120 different types of cereal from around the world.

To create the perfect bowl of cereal you can choose from 30 different varieties of milk and 20 different toppings.

To give you the real sugar rush feeling you had when you were a kid come and visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the nostalgic cafe displaying hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from the 80s and 90s.